Joe Mauer homered twice and Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking two-run shot in the seventh inning to help the Minnesota Twins spoil Ivan Rodriguez's return to Texas with a 9-6 victory against the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Young also had a tying two-run double for the Twins, who piled
up 12 hits and eight runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings
as part of their rally from a 5-0 deficit.
The Rangers, who acquired their former All-Star catcher earlier
Tuesday in a trade with the Houston Astros, dropped into a tie with
Boston for the AL wild-card lead.
Ian Kinsler hit a three-run homer for Texas, and speedy leadoff
hitter Julio Borbon went 3 for 4 with four steals, giving him nine
hits and seven steals in three starts since Friday.